ERIC Number: ED420639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Lighting Fires: Deepening Education through Meditation.
This collection of essays, is based on lectures given by Jorgen Smit, the Leader of the Pedagogical Section of the School of Spiritual Science at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, between 1984-1988. Smit was concerned as much with the inner schooling of the teacher as with teacher training. The essays address the inner path of the human becoming who lives in every adult and in every child. They describe practical experiences that can help develop the powers of thinking, perception, living in time, and imagination. They also give insight into the temperaments and discuss how sleep can become a transforming influence in child development. The four essays are: (1) "The Teacher's Path of Schooling"; (2) "The Awakening of Consciousness in the Etheric"; (3) "The Four Qualities of the Etheric and the Teacher's Path of Schooling"; and (4) "The Influence of Spiritual Beings in the Night Upon the Development of Children and Adolescents." (Each essay includes references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Meditation, Self Actualization, Self Congruence, Spiritual Development, Spirituality, Students, Teachers, Teaching (Occupation)
Anthroposophic Press, Lindisfarne Books, 3390 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534.
Publication Type: Books
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Note: Translated from the German by Simon Blaxland-de-Lange. Published by Hawthorn House, England.